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MONDAY, JULY 16, 2007

DC COMICS FOR OCTOBER

DCU SPECIAL EVENT TITLES

COUNTDOWN 30-26

Story by Paul Dini, breakdowns by Keith Giffen.

30 script by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Jesus Saiz.

29 script by Adam Beechen; art by Carlos Magno.

28 script by Tony Bedard; art by Al Barrionuevo.

27 script by Sean McKeever; art by Manuel Garcia.

26 script by Paul Dini; art by Tom Derenick.

Covers 30-27 by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund; cover 26 by J.G. Jones.

Karate Kid confronts Brother Eye! Jimmy Olsen is grabbed by Forager! Shadowpact tries to subdue an out-of-control Mary Marvel! The Crime Syndicate, the Extremists and Monarch gather against the Challengers! Holly and Harley arrive on Paradise Island -- and begin their ³training²! A lucky coin-toss might have Two-Face save Piper and Trickster from Checkmate! And who is the mysterious -- but funny -- Jokester? Oh, and Mister Mxyzptlk explains it all!

Plus, more DC villains origin back-up stories written by Scott Beatty, including Zod Deadshot and Two-Face.

32 pages, in stores on Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, $2.99.

COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #2

Written by Steve Gerber and Matt Sturges, art by Justiniano, Walden Wong and Stephen Segovia, cover by Paul Gulacy.

Doctor Fate faces a steep learning curve when it comes to mastering his new powers. Uneasy lies the head who wears the helmet when he faces ³The Devourer of Souls² in Las Vegas! Plus, Eclipso has discovered Plastic Man's weak point: attacking him through his son, the Titan known as ³The Offspring!²

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #3

Written by Adam Beechen and Justin Gray, art by Eddy Barrows, Fabrizio Fiorentino and Julio Ferreira, cover by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert.

Starfire's powers are still in flux, leaving her defenseless against a new evil that's plaguing Earth! And elsewhere in the multiverse, Forerunner faces off against the heroes of sorcerous world that include mystic versions of Batman and Superman.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

COUNTDOWN PRESENTS: LORD HAVOK AND THE EXTREMISTS #1

Written by Frank Tieri, art and cover by Liam Sharpe.

A special 6-part Countdown mini-series featuring the most powerful beings on Earth-8 -- Lord Havok and his Extremists.

Lord Havok! Dr. Diehard! Tracer! Gorgon! Dreamslayer! Carny! Meet these dangerous individuals and learn why they are so integral to Countdown and the fate of the Multiverse! Guest-starring Monarch, the Monitors, Donna Troy, Jason Todd and Kyle Rayner!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

COUNTDOWN PRESENTS THE SEARCH FOR RAY PALMER: CRIME SYNDICATE #1

Written by Sean McKeever, art by Jamal Igle and Rob Hunter, cover by Tony S. Daniel.

Learn the origin of the newest Challenger from Beyond, from the world where the heroes are villains. But what does that make the bad guys? Can even the Challengers make things right?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK #1

Written by Bill Morrison, art by Scott Shaw! and Al Gordon, cover by Shaw! and Morrison.

The Zoo Crew is back in a 3-issue Countdown tie-in miniseries! Captain Carrot reunites the team to face a threat that begins at the ³Sandy Eggo Comic-Con² and quickly menaces the entire world ! The gang's all here: Fastback, Pig-Iron, Yankee Poodle, American Eagle, Alley-Kat-Abra, and the Captain himself, taking on the Salamandroid!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

DETECTIVE COMICS #837

Written by Paul Dini, art by Don Kramer and Wayne Faucher, cover by Simone Bianchi.

This special issue features two of Gotham's recently reformed rogues: Harley Quinn and the Riddler! Readers who have enjoyed Harley's role in Countdown will take special pleasure in this story as they learn how she became involved in the Amazonian Women's Help Center.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1

Written by Tony Bedard, art by Koi Turnbull and Art Thibert, cover by Turnbull, variant cover by Ryan Sook.

A bold new direction for the DCU's misfit heroes! The rules have changed all over the DC Universe -- but for the Outsiders, they're still just things that were made to be broken!

It's a fresh game of dirty pool for the Outsiders as the Dark Knight sends his new team to the frontlines of a massive assault on metahumans. Batman and the Outsiders must fight even dirtier than their enemies...and risk becoming the supervillains they despise!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #1

Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Cliff Chiang, variant cover by Chiang.

The new Green Arrow/Black Canary team investigates the shocking results of the Wedding of the Century in an all-new adventure that brings the Star City-crossed lovers together!

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 10.

DEATH OF THE NEW GODS #1-2

Written by Jim Starlin, art and covers by Starlin and Matt Banning, variant cover issue #1 by Ryan Sook.

The title says it all! For months now readers have witnessed the unimaginable and unthinkable as New Gods across the DCU have seemingly died, with Lightray's death in Countdown the biggest of them all. Now, the carnage continues but the mystery and adventure is just beginning! Jim Starlin writes and illustrates this epic tale of death and destruction on a scale never seen before. With a cast of hundreds and cameos by the entire DCU, this is an intergalactic 8-part series.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 17 and Oct. 31.

CRIME BIBLE: THE FIVE LESSONS OF BLOOD #1

Written by Greg Rucka, art by Tom Mandrake, cover by John Van Fleet.

A Monk of the Dark Faith is moving through the DCU, seeding evil in his wake, as he prepares for a final, potentially devastating act. Trailing him is The Question, who seeks to save the life of the author of a best-selling expose about the Dark Faith. But is The Question simply playing a part in a much larger game? All will be revealed when The Lesson of Deceit is foretold.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 13.

METAMORPHO YEAR ONE #1-2

Written by Dan Jurgens, art by Jurgens and Jesse Delperdang, covers by Kevin Nowlan.

DC's new series of Year One miniseries continues with the origin of the Outsiders' resident shape-shifter, Metamorpho.

Adventurer Rex Mason is a star -- as the host of the reality series Treasure Quest, he travels the world on the hunt for the world's hidden riches, and it's all to help line the pockets of one of the world's richest men: Simon Stagg. When Mason's latest quest leads him to Egypt to recover the mysterious Orb of Ra, his life will be forever changed. What other surprises are in store? Find out in Metamorpho Year One!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3 and Oct. 17.

GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #1

Written by Frank Tieri, art and cover by J. Calafiore.

This 8-part epic explores the underbelly of the DC Universe and ties in to Countdown! An action-packed tale that features Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Batwoman and just about every other Gotham guest-star imaginable. As more and more evildoers seemingly disappear into thin air, Gotham City finds itself in the midst of a villainous vacuum. Who will rise to commandeer the remainder of Gotham's rogues? As several factions scramble to stake their claim, Batman and friends strategize a counter-attack!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

INFINITY INC. #2

Written by Peter Milligan, art and cover by Max Fiumara.

One of Lex Luthor's Everyman kids has turned into a serial killer, and he's leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. And if that weren't enough for John Henry Irons to deal with, a member of Infinity Inc. has gone missing and is possibly dead! A frantic search brings special guest-star Superman in to help, with the trail leading John straight to Luthor's former bodyguard Hope! All the while John must track down the former members of Infinity Inc. to regroup in order to stop the killer and save one of their own!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

SUICIDE SQUAD: RAISE THE FLAG #2

Written by John Ostrander, art by Javier Pina and Robin Riggs, cover by John K. Snyder.

Stranded alongside his worst enemy in an otherworldly wilderness, Rick Flag Jr. is stunned by memories of a previously unknown life in Black Ops as the 8-issue miniseries heats up!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE #3

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, cover by Mahnke.

After Black Adam and Faust strike a deal within the bowels of Fate's Tower that will aid Adam in his search for the lost amulet of Isis, Adam finds himself face to face with his former JSA teammate, Hawkman, in an epic battle that will rock the streets and skies of St. Roch!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

52 AFTERMATH: THE FOUR HORSEMEN #3

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Pat Olliffe and John Stanisci, cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

Murphy's Law tells us that ³whatever can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible moment.² Ask Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman about that and they'd probably tell you Murphy was an optimist. The Four Horsemen are fully renewed and more powerful and dangerous than ever! Let the terror begin!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

BOOSTER GOLD #3

Written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz, art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund.

This is it! The death of Booster gold! And nothing will ever be the same aga...wait. DC already tried to kill him? Really? Well, in this issue Booster Gold heads back to the Old West and runs into Jonah Hex. You know, that crazy looking gunfighter! But what does Jonah Hex have that Booster desperately needs?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

DC INFINITE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1

Written and illustrated by various, cover by Gene Ha.

A collection of 13 stories of tricks and treats by some of comics' top creators, including writers Steve Niles, Mark Waid, Steve Seagal, Dan DiDio, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Peter Johnson, David Arquette, Cliff Dorfman and many more with art by Ian Churchill, Dean Ormston, Dustin Nguyen , Bernard Chang and others! The inmates of Arkham horrify each other with terrifying tales involving Superman and zombies, Batman and vampires, Robin and werewolves, Aquaman and witches, Flash and the dead, and more! Plus, the return of Resurrection Man!

80 pages, $5.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #2

Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Renato Arlem, cover by Dave Johnson.

After a stunning victory against a terrorist threat, the Freedom Fighters have become media darlingsŠbut that doesn't sit well with Phantom Lady. What will her destructive behavior in the public eye cost the team?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS PRESENTS: THE ANTI-MONITOR #1

Written by Geoff Johns and Sterling Gates, art by Pete Woods and Jerry Ordway.

He nearly destroyed the universe. He has a bloody track record with the Flash family. And he frightens even Superman. He is the Anti-Monitor, the most powerful evil in the DC Universe, and this special one-shot reveals what his future holds! Plus, witness another horrifying Tale of the Sinestro Corps: ³Fear is a Baby's Cry²!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS PRESENTS: CYBORG SUPERMAN #1

Written by Alan Burnett, art by Patrick Blaine and Jay Leisten, cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

Who is Hank Henshaw? What made him the Cyborg Superman, and what does he hope the Sinestro Corp can give him? Peel away the mysterious layers of the mechanical monster as the new JLA Watchtower's defenses are put to the test against him and the Sinestro Corps!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

GREEN LANTERN #24

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert.

³The Sinestro Corps War² continues as Hal Jordan and the world's greatest heroes struggle against the combined terror of Sinestro, Parallax and the Corps of Fear. And when Hal finds himself face-to-face with one of the most bizarre members of the Sinestro Corps he has a simple choice to make -- keep fighting and die or lay down and walk away. Plus, what is the prophecy of the Blackest Night and what does it mean to the future of Hal Jordan and the Corps?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17

Written by Dave Gibbons, art and cover by Pat Gleason and Prentis Rollins.

³The Sinestro Corps War² continues as one of the Book of Oa's prophecies comes true! The Corps makes a last stand that reveals the reincarnation of one of their fold!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

BLUE BEETLE #20

Written by John Rogers Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque

A ³Sinestro Corps War² tie-in! The Lanterns' war hits home as a yellow ring appears in El Paso. But is it being offered to the Scarab or to Jaime Reyes? And whose will is stronger?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

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BATMAN TITLES

BATMAN #670

Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Tony Daniel.

The next chapter of Batman's life starts here! The shadow of Batman's archfoe Ra's al Ghul still looms large over the head of the Dark Knight. Is Ra's al Ghul destined to live again? Batman begins his quest for the truth in this special prelude to ³The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul,² guest-starring Talia al Ghul, Damian, the Sensei and I-Ching!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

ROBIN ANNUAL #7

Written by Keith Champagne, art by Jason Pearson and Derec Donovan, cover by Pearson.

A special issue tying into next month's Batman event, ³The Resurrection Of Ra's Al Ghul²! Fan-favorite artist Jason Pearson illustrates ³The Festival of Angry Ghosts,² featuring Damian. Plus, in "The Great Pumpkin," Robin races the clock to solve a series of Halloween-themed murders so grotesque, they leave even the most jaded detectives in Gotham shocked. Plus, a special ³Times Past² story focusing on Dick Grayson's first Halloween as Robin.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

SIMON DARK #1

Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Scott Hampton.

Gotham City has another guardian, a protector known only in whispers and children's jump rope songs -- and he's not afraid to get his hands bloody! Meet Simon Dark, the mysterious creature of the night who's the star of a new ongoing series.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #10

Written by Michael Green, art and cover by Denys Cowan and John Floyd.

This is where it happens: the birth of the Joker! Discover exactly what Batman's involvement was in the creation of unfettered evil!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

CATWOMAN #72

Written by Will Pfeifer, art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez, cover by Adam Hughes.

Selina Kyle's life is over -- now there is only Catwoman! And her first step is stealing from the richest man in Gotham City: Bruce Wayne!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

NIGHTWING #137

Written by Marv Wolfman, art by Jon Bosco and Alex Silva, cover by Ryan Sook.

The Nightwing/Vigilante/Metal Eddie story shifts into high gear as Eddie's full plan is finally revealed.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

ROBIN #167

Written by Brandon Thomas, art by Freddie E. Williams II, cover by Patrick Gleason and Wayne Faucher.

Find out why they call Robin the ³Boy Wonder² in this story guest-written by Brandon Thomas. Something is very wrong with Tim Drake. What has pushed him dangerously close to the edge, and more important, will Batman ever be able to bring him back?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

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SUPERMAN TITLES

ACTION COMICS #857

Written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, art and cover by Eric Powell.

Concluding ³Escape From Bizarro World²! On the run from the population of Bizarro World, Superman comes face-to-face with Bizarro's most horrific allies. But what unexpected turn of events will save the day? And whose day is being saved?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

ACTION COMICS #858

Written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, art and cover by Eric Powell.

Gary Frank kicks off his run as the new monthly artist on Action Comics with the extra-length first chapter of ³Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes²! Spinning from ³The Lightning Saga,² the original Legion of Super-Heroes returns! When he was a boy, Clark Kent was isolated and alone until he met this teen team from the 31st Century. Today, it's been years since Superman saw his childhood friends. Why haven't they returned to visit him? What's become of the symbol of Superman in the future? And just why is the future so dangerous for Superman? They warned him away, but now he's determined to help his friends -- even if it means his life!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

SUPERMAN #668

Written by Kurt Busiek, art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino.

The big-action finale to the ³Camelot Falls² epic! It's Kryptonian versus magic, in an all-out confrontation between Superman and Arion, beneath the Atlantic. But how does Superman battle a sorcerer? And what does it mean for the fate of the world? The answers involve tidal waves, shipwrecks, secrets, revelations, New Gods, monsters, a walk through time with the Phantom Stranger and the truth about Khyber. The climactic chapter of a story that will have repercussions for Superman and his world for years to come.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

SUPERMAN #669

Written by Kurt Busiek, art by Rick Leonardi and Dan Green, cover by Jesus Merino.

Who is "The Third Kryptonian"? Superman and Batman team up to deliver the answer in Part 1 of a 3-part story that culminates in the Superman Annual! A year ago, Superman learned of another Kryptonian on Earth. Now the hunt goes into overdrive, as the Metropolis Marvel and the Dark Knight Detective's search takes them from China to Gotham City to California and more. Plus, important developments for Superman's foster-son Chris Kent, who also gets to meet Robin the Boy Wonder!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #41

Written by Alan Burnett, art and cover by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs.

In the penultimate chapter in Burnett's story, Batman must retrieve the lost Superman! Plus, a surprise appearance by Highfather! But why is he with Superman?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

SUPERGIRL #22

Written by Tony Bedard, art by Renato Guedes and Jose Wilson Magalhaes, cover by Bernard Chang.

Supergirl's got twice the fight on her hands when she faces off against the Karate Kid of the present and the Karate Kid of the future. It's non-stop action, with time-spanning secrets at stake!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

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DCU TITLES

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #16

Written by Roger Stern, art by Mike Norton and Trevor Scott, cover by Ladronn.

The mysteries of Ivy Town deepen as it appears Ray Palmer may have been more responsible for the bad than the goodŠand the new Atom is further disillusioned by his former mentor.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #57

Written by Tad Williams, art by Shawn McManus, cover by Kevin Maguire.

Final issue. Young Arthur must accept the role that destiny has cast him inŠand accept his place as the new Aquaman!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

BIRDS OF PREY #111

Written by Tony Bedard, art by Jason Orfalas, cover by Stephane Roux.

Oracle and the Calculator face off -- albeit back-to-back -- in a virtual war spawned in their Countdown encounters and setting the Birds of Prey up for big changes!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #7

Written by Mark Waid, art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek, cover by Pérez.

Wonder Woman and Power Girl fight side-by-side against a foe who may be more powerful than both of them combined!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 18.

CHECKMATE #19

Written by Greg Rucka, art by Joe Bennett and Jack Judson, cover by Kalman Andrasofsky.

³Fall of the Wall² Part 2! The White Queen turns to bare-knuckle blackmail to hang onto her job -- and Amanda Waller knows everyone's secrets!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

THE FLASH #233

Written by Mark Waid and John Rogers, art by Daniel Acuna and Doug Braithwaite, cover by Braithwaite.

The Justice League steps up to take away the Flash's loved ones in the name of the law! Also in this issue: "The Fast Life" begins! This backup feature by Waid, Rogers and Braithwaite picks up from Infinite Crisis and reveals the secrets behind the West Family's otherworldly exile!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

COUNTDOWN SPECIAL: THE FLASH 80-PAGE GIANT

Written by John Broome, art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Sid Greene, cover by Ryan Sook.

The first in a series of 80-page specials, featuring classic stories of The Flash and his legendary Rogues Gallery! This book collects stories from the Silver Age comics The Flash #106, #113, #155 and #174, showcasing the first full appearance of the Rogues Galler, the Trickster, Pied Piper and more!

80 pages, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

JONAH HEX #24

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Jordi Bernet.

The return of El Diablo and Bat Lash! Just in time for Halloween, a tale of possession and murder in the Wild West!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

JLA CLASSIFIED #44-45

Written by Justin Gray, with art by Rick Leonardi and Sean Phillips and covers by Walter Simonson.

³The Ghosts of Mars² Parts 3 and 4 of 5. The original Justice League learns how to accept the Martian Manhunter as one of their own, but the most alien of the League comes with some baggage -- in the form of his brother's ghost!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10 and Oct. 24.

JLA/HITMAN #2

Written by Garth Ennis, art and cover by John McCrea.

All hell breaks loose on the JLA moonbase as the Bloodlines contagion once more spreads its shadow over Earth. With the Justice League out of action, what can Tommy Monaghan do on his own? And just what has happened to Superman?

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

JSA CLASSIFIED #31

Written by Arvid Nelson, art and cover by Alex Sanchez.

³Mr. Horrific² Part 3 of 3. Mr. Terrific has uncovered the full scope of the mystery that made him a fugitive, sending him and his teammates to the Moon. There they will face the mind of one of the Third Reich's most despicable villains. Millions of people will die if Mr. Terrific and the JSA can't stomp out the evil lurking on the dark side of the Moon.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14

Written by Dwayne McDuffie, art by Ed Benes and Sandra Hope, cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund.

The League loses a member as writer Dwayne McDuffie turns up the heat in the ³Injustice League² story arc! A party has turned very deadly for the World's Greatest Heroes when they find themselves prisoners of the Injustice League!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #10

Written by Geoff Johns and Alex Ross, art by Dale Eaglesham and Ruy Jose, cover by Ross, variant cover by Eaglesham and Ruy Jose.

Alex Ross joins Geoff Johns as co-writer for Part 1 of ³Thy Kingdom Come,² the epic story years in the making, springing from Kingdom Come. Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an imaginary story! Welcome the newest member to the Justice Society of America: the Kingdom Come Superman!

Coming from an Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, how will this Superman react to an incarnation of the Justice Society he never knew? This Superman's world needed better heroes. So does ours.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

METAL MEN #3

Written by Duncan Rouleau, art and cover by Rouleau.

Magnus and the Robot Renegades form an uneasy alliance to save Gold and the Metal Men as they come face to face with Doctor Tomorrow and his deadly Death-Metal Men! Plus, the time-war between the ancient alchemist known only as the Nameless and the twisted future shock versions of himself rages on! Who will be the victor? And more importantly, will the Metal Men ever be created?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

SHADOWPACT #18

Written by Matthew Sturges, art and cover by Tom Derenick.

Detective Chimp and the Enchantress go to the scene of a murder with magical overtones, the Warlock's Daughter continues her training, and the rest of the team fights foes on two fronts ‹ versus the Protegé and the Unbound of the Nightshade Dimension!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

THE SPIRIT #11

Written by Darwyn Cooke, art by Cooke and J. Bone, cover by Cooke.

As the mysterious crimelord El Morte consolidates his hold on Central City's gangs, Ellen travels to Venezuela to find the truth about the cadaverous gangster. Can Ellen and the Spirit find the key to defeating this unstoppable foe?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #35

Written by Tony Bedard, art and cover by Dennis Calero.

The Quest for Cosmic Boy continues on the war-torn world of Lallor where Timber Wolf, Atom Girl and Shadow Lass are suspected of assassinating the planet's President! But they would rather face every cop and soldier on Lallor than fight the walking H-bomb known as E.R.G.!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

TEEN TITANS #52

Written by Sean McKeever, art by Ale Garza and Marlo Alquiza, cover by Garza and Scott Williams.

The Titans of Tomorrow take on Starro!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

WONDER GIRL #2

Written by J. Torres, art and cover by Sanford Greene and Nathan Massengill.

Bullets, bracelets and Hercules! The most dangerous man the Amazons ever faced is now Wonder Girl's only hope. But if these two champions are victorious, Cassie's human life will pay the ultimate price!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

WONDER WOMAN #13

Written by Gail Simone, art and cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.

An electrifying new era begins for the world's greatest superheroine! Gail Simone joins the phenomenal art team of Terry and Rachel Dodson for what promises to be one of the most exciting Wonder Woman stories ever! What exactly is the Circle, and what deadly secret do they hold about Diana's birth? What familiar face from Wonder Woman's past returns with a mission to spy on Special Agent Diana Prince? Why is the Department of Metahuman Affairs on a collision course with the wounded remnants of the Society of Super-Villains? All this plus monkey assassins in a story that spans the globe and shakes Diana to her core!

128 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

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WILDSTORM TITLES

THE AUTHORITY: PRIME #1

Written by Christos Gage, art and cover by Darick Robertson.

StormWatch Prime has finally managed to crack the infamous Henry Bendix's encrypted ³memory tower² and located a mysterious bunker hidden the Southwest desert. Knowing that anything springing from Bendix's brilliant, twisted mind could prove either invaluable or catastrophic, they immediately head for the bunker. But The Authority are watching, too, and want what's in the bunker for themselves. Will the Authority's desire to build a ³finer world² come into conflict with StormWatch's goal of protecting humanity from the super-humans of the world? You bet it will!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

MIDNIGHTER: ARMAGEDDON #1

Written by Christos Gage, art by Simon Coleby, cover by Mike McKone.

In a devastating vision of tomorrow, the apocalypse comes to the WildStorm Universe. The Wildcats' Void mysteriously returns and transports the Midnighter to a not-so-distant future in which London has been destroyed -- by the crashed wreckage of the Authority's dimension-shifting Carrier! Have his teammates survived? And is the Midnighter seeing a vision of things to come, or can this devastation be averted?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

EX MACHINA VOL. 6: POWER DOWN TP

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Tony Harris and Jim Clark, cover by Harris.

Collecting issues #26-29 of the acclaimed series, featuring the story ³Power Down² set during the New York blackout of 2003!

120 pages, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 14.

EX MACHINA #31

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Tony Harris and Jim Clark, cover by Harris.

"Ex Cathedra,² part 2 of 4. Summoned to Vatican City by the Pope himself, superhero-turned-mayor Mitchell Hundred must cross the line between church and state in a thriller that will pit him against a terrifying new group of villains.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

GEN13 #13

Written by Gail Simone, art and cover by Carlo Barberi and Drew Geraci

In recent months, the kids have fought their way through the Authority, Liberty Snots, and even the Authori-teensŠbut their greatest threat is here! So begins the final, climactic showdown with the Tabula Rasa and the ultimate revenge of Gen9 member Megan!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

THE HIGHWAYMEN #4

Written by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman, art by Lee Garbett, cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

Secrets are revealed, ribs are broken and destinies are fulfilled in this full-throttle conclusion! With McQueen held captive by demented federal agent Jacob Sterne, it falls to Able Monroe and Grace Anderson to save their friend and stop the bad guy from starting a viral-induced World War III.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

MIDNIGHTER #12

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Rafael Sandoval and Karl Story, cover by Chris Sprouse and Story.

Back in New York, after the catastrophic events in Harmony, Midnighter digs deeper into the mystery surrounding Anthem. But when he is randomly attacked by a super-villain, is it just an odd coincidence?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

MIDNIGHTER VOL. 1: KILLING MACHINE TP

Written by Garth Ennis, art by Chris Sprouse, Peter Snejbjerg, Glenn Fabry and Karl Story, cover by Sprouse and Story.

Collecting issues #1-6 of the new series starring the popular member of The Authority! Midnighter must go back in time to kill one of history's greatest mass murderers -- and he can't refuse due to the bomb in his chest! It's a race against -- and through -- time to complete the mission!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 28.

THE PROGRAMME #4

Written by Peter Milligan, art and cover by C.P. Smith.

As the clouds of war darken, the secret and tragic ³programmes² that spawned the super-humans of both countries are revealed. But can Max's potential be unlocked before war arrives on the doorstep of America?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

STORMWATCH: PHD #12

Written by Christos Gage, art by Andy Smith, cover by Mark McKone.

The Walking Ghost has regrouped his forces to strike against PHD -- not at the team members, but at those closest to them! Their vengeance will be terrible to behold, but a larger question looms: Can the Post-Human Division survive this devastating blow?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

WETWORKS #14

Written by J.M. DeMatteis, art by Joel Gomez and Trevor Scott, cover by Whilce Portacio.

As the Wetworks team tries to stem the tide and prevent the vampire nation from overrunning Europe, Red and Dane discover there's a new heir to King Savoy's throneŠan heir who's being tutored by Ab-Death.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #11

Written by Gail Simone, art and cover by Neil Googe.

A plague of the undead has overtaken the town of Tranquility! Heroes and villains alike fight for their lives while the zombie masses keep coming. Is there anyone living -- or dead -- that can save the day?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS #6

Written by Peter Johnson, art by Matthew Dow Smith, cover by J.G. Jones.

John Winchester faces his greatest test as he learns the hard way that in the world of the supernatural, not all is as it seems! Betrayed and cornered, John must apply everything he's learned if he wants to survive and see his children again!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

FRIDAY THE 13TH: HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION #2

Written by Jason Aaron, art by Adam Archer and Peter Guzman, cover by Archer.

The horror continues at Camp Crystal Lake as young Davie Falkner find himself a hunted boy, narrowly escaping death numerous timesŠuntil he finds the greatest ally for his survival: Jason Vorhees!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

TRICK 'R TREAT #1-4

Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Fiona Staples, Grant Bond and Mike Huddleston, covers by Breehn Burns, Sean Galloway, Ragnar and Michael Dougherty.

In the best tradition of horror comics comes Trick 'r Treat, a 4-issue, weekly shipping miniseries based on the major motion picture written and directed by Michael Dougherty (co-writer of Superman Returns and X-Men 2), produced by Bryan Singer, and starring Dylan Baker, Brian Cox, and Anna Paquin.

Each issue presents a vignette and weaves together four tales of terror and laughter as we witness a sleepy suburban neighborhood's transformation into a Halloween horror! Small towns have never been so full of creepy characters -- from a serial killer who specializes in poisoning candy and a group of mischievous kids who unearth their town's dark secret, to a young woman hunted by a masked stalker at the local festival, or a cantankerous old hermit dealing with a demonic trick-or-treater...these stories will grab hold and pull you in -- whether you like it or not! The first issue ships during the opening week of this major motion picture from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31.

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VERTIGO TITLES

AMERICAN VIRGIN #20

Written by Steven T. Seagle, art by Becky Cloonan and Jim Rugg, cover by Celia Calle.

Part 1 of the new 4-part story ³69.² Adam Chamberlain's trip around the world is over and he returns home to Miami with three huge surprises. But it's step-sister Cyndi who's got the really big news this month. And sharing that revelation with her new partner in crime -- hitman-for-hire Mel -- leads to confessions of some very dark secrets.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

AMERICAN VIRGIN VOL. 3: WET TP

Written by Steven Seagle, art by Becky Cloonan, Jim Rugg and Christine Norrie, cover by Joshua Middleton.

Adam's hormones drive him down the path of no return at the Miss Teen Miami pageant in this volume collecting issues #10-14 of the acclaimed series. It might take an act of God to stop him from committing the mortal sin he's fought to suppress his whole lifeŠand an act of God is exactly what's descending on Miami as Hurricane Marta blows in.

128 pages, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 21.

ARMY@LOVE #8

Written by Rick Veitch, art and cover by Veitch and Gary Erskine.

There's a reason what happens in Afbaghistan stays in Afbaghistan! It's the place where Allie suddenly discovers her inner bigamist. Where Flabbergast becomes so enchanted he's reduced to a Peeping Tom. And even a lowly fly on the wall must surrender to the siren call of love!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

THE VINYL UNDERGROUND #1

Written by Si Spencer, art by Simon Gane and Cameron Stewart, cover by Sean Phillips.

Noted British television writer Si Spencer (Eastenders, Torchwood, Bad Girls) presents a sharp, unforgettable cadence in The Vinyl Underground, a 21st century cross between The Invisibles and CSI that brings rich social and political context to the dark, glittering cesspool that is London.

In this fast-paced, ultra-cool ongoing crime-noir series, an unlikely quartet of occult detectives secretly solve crimes -- from DJ crack bars in Camden to the elegant, high-society ballrooms that make up modern London. The Vinyl Underground is led by Morrison Shepherd, a D-list celebrity darling, soul DJ, and son of an ex-footballer. Fresh out of prison and off a nasty coke habit, Morrison is joined by a fellow ex-con named Perv, whose seizures give him clues to crimes long before the cops, and Leah, a gorgeous morgue assistant who leads a double life online and represents the brawn of the team.

Morrison's ex-flame Abi is reluctantly forced to join the team when her father is implicated for murder. A young boy's head (with diamonds in the eye sockets) washes up on the edge of the Thames and seems to be connected to a series of ritual killings, a drug called Khat, and Muti magic. Can they get to the bottom of it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #12

Written by Mike Carey, art by Eric Nguyen, cover by J.H. Williams III.

Comb. Mirror. High-heeled shoe. The clues have come together, and Kai has finally figured out the mystery behind the killer tracking Tokyo date girls. But will it do the teenaged boy any good against a magical killer who's now set his sights on him?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

DMZ #24

Written by Brian Wood, art by Riccardo Burchielli, cover by Wood.

Continuing his investigation into the ³hidden war² of the thousands of people stuck in the DMZ, Matty Roth turns his attention to Amina, last seen blaming Matty for ruining her life at the end of ³Public Works.² True to her word, Amina now lives worse than a homeless person, which takes on a whole new meaning in a warzone.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

FABLES #66

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, cover by James Jean.

Flycatcher doesn't have much time to enjoy his homecoming as the final battle with the Adversary looms in the near future. Can he ready his army of ghosts in time to have a chance at victory?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

FAKER #4

Written by Mike Carey, art and cover by Jock.

Jessie and her roommates encounter some people who are a little too interested in Nick and the secrets he might be hiding -- people who are prepared to get answers with a scalpel. But Jessie is every bit as intent on finding out the truth -- and for the ultimate faker, love and intimacy are just weapons in the armory.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

HELLBLAZER #237

Written by Andy Diggle, art by Leonardo Manco, cover by Lee Bermejo.

"Joyride," Part 4 of 4. John Constantine finds himself trapped in a web of corruption and depravity at the heart of middle England. But as he struggles to bring it to light, dark forces are converging to bury the truth -- and Constantine with it!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

JACK OF FABLES #16

Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges, art by Andrew Robinson, cover by Brian Bolland.

Witness the rebirth of a classic legend as our very own Jack gives rise to the haunted spirit of Halloween in this issue featuring guest art by Andrew Robinson, writer/artist of the fan-favorite Dusty Star! Go back in time to one of Jack's many misadventures -- when he was none other than the legendary Jack O' Lantern.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 31.

LOVELESS #20

Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Werther Dell'Edera, cover by Marcelo Frusin.

³Blackwater Falls,² part 5. As the wedding all of Blackwater has been waiting for draws near, Ruth's deadly intentions come to fruition, and the town -- and government soldiers -- won't know what hit them. Meanwhile has Atticus' time and luck finally run out?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

SCALPED #10

Written by Jason Aaron, art by R.M. Guéra, cover by Jock.

³Casino Boogie² part 5 of 6. Experience life on the rez for 19-year-old Dino Poor Bear, a kid just struggling to survive in America's most impoverished community. On the night of the casino's grand opening, a chance encounter with Chief Red Crow might provide Dino with an opportunity to finally realize his dream and escape the reservation. But will he take it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

TESTAMENT VOL. 3: BABEL TP

Written by Douglas Rushkoff, art by Liam Sharp, Peter Gross and Gary Erskine, cover by Sharp.

Collecting issues #11-16 of the acclaimed series written by author Douglas Rushkoff! In this volume, the old gods must find a way to stop humans throughout time from penetrating the timeless realm of the deities.

160 pages, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 28.

THE UN-MEN #3

Written by John Whalen, art by Mike Hawthorne, cover by Tomer Hanuka.

³Get Your Freak On² Part 3. With Janus Sr. and Jr. brutally severed from each other, the Un-Men-produced reality show American Freak faces premature cancellation -- until Cranius has a brainstorm (what else?). Meanwhile, Kilcrop comes face to face with the leaders of the gaff uprising, unaware he's been betrayed by someone close to him, who he'd like to bring closer.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

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JOHNNY DC TITLES

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #38

Written by Bill Matheny, art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty, cover by Sanford Greene and Nathan Massengill.

Killer Croc's home are the sewers of Gotham City, and that ³home² has led him straight to the Batcave! Batman's not going to be happy when he meets the cave's newest guest.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 17.

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #38

Written by Matt Wayne, art by Dario Brizuela, cover by Zach Howard.

Giganta's back in town and looking for the Flash! But it's not revenge she has in mind, it'sŠdating?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 10.

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #7

Written by Jai Nitz, art by Ethen Beavers, cover by Sanford Greene.

IThe Legion is called to the planet of New Themyscira, where the only rule is No Boys Allowed. But when the princess is kidnapped and the boys decide to sneak in, will it be love at first fight?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 24.

TEEN TITANS GO! #48

Written by J. Torres, art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker, cover by Nauck.

Kilowatt is the lost Titan from the future! He helped the present-day Titans defeat the Brotherhood of Evil, but now he wants to go home. Will Raven and Herald be able to send him back to the futureŠor will he end up in the wrong place, wrong time?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 31.

TEEN TITANS GO!: TITANS TOGETHER TP

Written by J. Torres, art by Mike Norton, Todd Nauck, Lary Stucker and others, cover by Nauck.

A new full-size collection featuring Teen Titans Go #27-32!

144 pages, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 14.

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #18

Written by Sholly Fisch, Tom Warburton and Jim Alexander, art by Scott Cohn, Dan Davis, Mike DeCarlo and the Iguana, cover by Pope and Geralds.

It's all-out gorilla warfare as Ben fights apes a-plenty! Plus, Kids Next Door and Samurai Jack!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 17.

LOONEY TUNES #1545

Written by Frank Strom and Sam Agro, art by Dave Alvarez, Walter Carzon, Scott Roberts, Mike DeCarlo, Ruben Torreiro and Jorge Pacheco, cover by Scott Gross.

Spooky times are here again! Witch Hazel has the itch for fame and is going to make Bugs her agent, whether he likes it or not!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 3.

SCOOBY-DOO #125

Written by Robbie Busch, Vito Delsante and Frank Strom, art by Robert Pope, Scott McRae, Karen Machette and Tim Levins, cover by Robert Pope and Scott McRae.

It's that time again! Halloween is upon us and Scooby and the gang have their hands full of ghouls and ghosts and...a lovely night at the opera?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 24.

ELFQUEST ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC

Written by Richard Pini and Wendy Pini, art and cover by Wendy Pini.

Collecting issues #16-20 of the landmark series! The tribe of Wolfrider elves continues its struggle to find a new home, battling evil elves, trolls and others, while looking for the long lost secrets of the High Ones, aided by their uneasy allies the Sun Folk.

228 pages, $59.99, in stores on Dec. 12.

MAD #483

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

An issue filled with MAD Halloween thrills and chills!

48 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

MAD CLASSICS #19

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

A jam-packed new issue of MAD CLASSICS, featuring the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals, Reader's Choice picks and much more!

96 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 10.



CMX TITLES

ORFINA VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Kitsune Tennouji.

A young girl must fulfill her destiny, with the future of a kingdom in the balance! When the forces of Granza attack Fana's homeland, she flees to nearby Cordia. There she encounters the King, who takes her under his care and introduces her to his daughter, the Princess Orfina. To the surprise of both girls, they share such a strong resemblance that they could be twins. A friendship quickly develops but is cut short when Granza attacks Cordia and the Princess is captured. Fana learns the shocking truth about their relationship and is thrust into the role of leading an army to victory!

162 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on Nov. 25.

VENUS IN LOVE VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Iqura Sugimoto.

College: A time for new friends and new loves -- and getting confused about which is which. It seems like Suzuna is on track to land Eichi the guy of her dreams. But her other new friend -- the beautiful Hinako -- has some interesting information regarding Eichi that's going to force Suzuna to take a second look at the whole situation. She's about to discover that love can come with some unexpected competition.

224 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 14.

THE PALETTE OF 12 SECRET COLORS VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Nari Kusakawa.

Presenting a charming new series by Nari Kusakawa, creator of The Recipe for Gertrude. On the island of Opal live the world's most colorful birds. The birds have attracted a school for aspiring ³Palettes² -- wizards who have the ability to ³borrow² color from one object and paint its qualities onto another. Young Cello has the potential to be a great Palette, but she just can't seem to control her power. As the end of freshman year approaches she's on the verge of failing, so she's going to need all the help her bird, Yoyo, can provide.

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 21.

KEY TO THE KINGDOM VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Kyoko Shitou.

Asta and his ally Badd arrive in a town at the same time as Gaius, the heart-eating Dragon Man. Is he an ally or the one foretold in the prophecy? Then a feverish Asta has a dream in which the origin of the struggle for power at the heart of the ³Key² is revealed.

176 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 28.

KING OF CARDS VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by by Makoto Tateno.

A lovesick Manami passes out when she sees the object of her affection with another girl. When she wakes up, she finds herself in the world of the cards, where she is forced to compete against Sahgan, her usual ally. In this realm, the matches aren't simply imagined: players summon actual monsters and gods to do physical battle! When she returns to the real world, will Manami be ready to take on Japan's number one ³Chaos² player?

208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 7.

APOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Tomomi Yamashita.

The spotlight turns to Princess Primula, who is about to welcome her seventeenth birthday. However, this is not an ordinary birthday dinner. Princes from other nations have gathered to ask for Primula's hand in marriage! A mysterious blonde boy is not only about to crash the engagement party, but also reveal his shocking identity and make a surprising offer!

200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 21.

MUSASHI #9 VOL. 13

Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi.

When Agent Nine discovers that the love of her life is being tortured, there's hell to pay. Ultimate Blue's agents are always forces of nature -- but when one of them gets angry, even the gods tremble. Later, the Omegas get involved in a plot to abduct their biology teacher, who is the first scientist to successfully clone a human -- technology U.B. is very interested in.

208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 14.

SEIMADEN VOL. 10

Written and illustrated by You Higuri.

In this final volume, Laures battles on against his enemy Zadei, now merged with the powerful beast called Titan. To aid her beloved, Hilda goes in search of the powerful Sword of the Azelle. But when the vengeful Karon tries to stop her, only Rod (Laures' rival for Hilda's love) can save her. Learn the final fate of these star-crossed lovers.

180 pages, black and white, $9.99.

TENJHO TENGE VOL. 16

Written and illustrated by Oh! great.

The surprising journey into the past comes to a dramatic conclusion. Then it's back to the present for the highly anticipated Tournament. The long splintered Juken club finally reunites, with only the injured Maya on the sidelines. Will they be able to come together in time to fight as a team and not as just a group of individuals? Edited for U.S. release.

184 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 28.




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